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Cooktown Tours - 1 Day Cooktown 'Fly / Drive' Tour

Destination: Cooktown via inland and coastal routes
Duration: Day Tour

Departs: Cairns, Cairns Beaches & Port Douglas Tuesday & Friday from 6:00am
Returns: Cairns, Cairns Beaches & Port Douglas Tuesday & Friday from 7.00pm

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  • Cooktown Tours - 1 Day Cooktown 'Fly / Drive' Tour
  • Cooktown Tours - 1 Day Cooktown 'Fly / Drive' Tour
  • Cooktown Tours - 1 Day Cooktown 'Fly / Drive' Tour
  • Cooktown Tours - 1 Day Cooktown 'Fly / Drive' Tour
  • Cooktown Tours - 1 Day Cooktown 'Fly / Drive' Tour
  • Cooktown Tours - 1 Day Cooktown 'Fly / Drive' Tour

The Tour

Your day starts with a flight from Cairns to Cooktown!  Cairns passengers are asked to make their own way to General Aviation to Hinterland Aviation (at 7 Tom McDonald Drive) to check-in, or, Cairns Northern Beaches and Port Douglas passengers are transferred from accommodation to the General Aviation airport to Hinterland Aviation to check-in.

After introductions and check-in, enjoy a scenic flight over the same waters that Captain Cook sailed through in 1770, marvelling at the views out over the Coral sea as you catch glimpses of the Great Barrier Reef, rugged coastline and World Heritage Listed Rainforest and Mountains!

Arrive into Cooktown where your driver/guide will meet you at the Cooktown’s airport before heading on to your first stop of the morning, Grassy Hill. It was from here that Captain Cook surveyed his route through the Great Barrier Reef!  After enjoying the stunning panoramic views, make your way into the quaint township of Cooktown for a guided walk of the esplanade and its many points of interest, before enjoying some free time to explore the township.

The Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery is next, followed by a visit to the James Cook Museum for a guided tour, here you will see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour (amongst many other interesting exhibits).

Established in 1878, the Cooktown Botanic Gardens are one of Queensland’s oldest, regional botanic gardens. A guided walk shows many of the same plants collected by botanists on Cook's original expedition by Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people.

Relax at Nature’s Powerhouse Café, Art gallery and Visitor Information Centre or take afternoon tea (own expense).

Travelling back to Cairns at the end of the day via the Mulligan Highway, you will stop briefly at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. The outback landscape is dotted with termite mounds and many different eucalypt species.

Return to Cairns at the end of the day, arriving back at accommodation at approximately 6.00pm (Port Douglas), 6.45pm (Cairns Northern Beaches) or 7.15pm (Cairns City).

Tour Includes 
  • Flight from Cairns to Cooktown
  • Air conditioned 4 WD Vehicle 
  • Experienced driver-guide
  • Guided tour of Cooktown
  • Free time in Cooktown  
  • Heritage Listed Cooktown Cemetary 
  • James Cook Museum including entry & guided tour
  • Guided walk Cooktown Botanic Gardens 
  • Natures Powerhouse Museum, Arty Gallery & Visitor Centre 
  • Lunch 
  • Black Mountains
  • Inland Road, Mulligan Highway
  • The Outback of Far North Queensland
 
Rates - From Cairns City Accommodation - Valid 01st of Apr 2021 to 30th of Nov 2021
  • Adult AU$540.00
  • Child (4 -14 years of age) AU$488.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years of age) AU$2056.00 

Please Note: 
This tour runs Tuesday & Friday from May to November

Important Notes:
Rates are per person and in AU$. Tours are not suitable for children under 3 years of age. All tours are subject to weather conditions. All times are approximate and are subject to change.

Rates - From Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation - Valid 01st of Apr 2021 to 30th of Nov 2021
  • Adult AU$566.00
  • Child (4 -14 years of age) AU$514.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years of age) AU$2160.00 

Please Note:
This tour runs Tuesday & Friday from May to November

Important Notes:
Rates are per person and in AU$. Tours are not suitable for children under 3 years of age. All tours are subject to weather conditions. All times are approximate and are subject to change

Rates - From Port Douglas Accommodation -  Valid 01st of Apr 2021 to 30th of Nov 2021 
  • Adult AU$587.00
  • Child (4 -14 years of age) AU$535.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years of age) AU$2244.00

Please Note:
This tour runs Tuesday & Friday from May to November

Important Notes:
Rates are per person and in AU$. Tours are not suitable for children under 3 years of age. All tours are subject to weather conditions. All times are approximate and are subject to change.
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